Tognini, Michel

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Tognini, Michel Gender: M
Michel Ange-Charles Tognini
born on 30 September 1949 at 14:50 (= 2:50 PM )
Place Vincennes, France, 48n51, 2e26
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 07°04' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 23°57 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 08°50'

Michel Tognini


French test pilot, Brigadier General in the French Air Force, and a former CNES and ESA astronaut who served from 1 January 2005 to 1 November 2011 as Head of the European Astronaut Centre of the European Space Agency.

A veteran of two space flights, Tognini has logged a total of 19 days in space. Tognini has 4000 flight hours on 80 types of aircraft (mainly fighter aircraft including the MiG-25, Tupolev 154, Lightning MK-3 and MK-5, Gloster Meteor, and F-104). He is fluent in English and Russian.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Didier Geslain archive, 'sciences' pdf file, p. 76.


  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Air Force Brigadier General)
  • Vocation : Travel : Astronaut